User Profile: tmarends


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  • [1] March 27, 2015 at 6:11pm

    The difference is you refused to do something for everyone across the board. Nobody got those cake designs. But if you normally design a 3-tier wedding cake with a floral design, then you should be prepared to sell it to anyone who wants one, regardless of where they intend to use it.

  • [18] March 27, 2015 at 1:14pm

    It is now legal in Indiana for a Muslim shop owner to refuse to serve a woman whose head is not covered, and if she is not accompanied by a male relative…. ANY Muslim shop owner… be it 7-11 or the gas station or anything.

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  • [27] March 27, 2015 at 1:10pm

    There’s a difference between demanding something the shop does not provide — like you bacon example in a Muslim store — and being turned away for something the shop does provide — a cake.

  • [6] March 27, 2015 at 1:01pm

    So a Muslim owner of the 7-11 does not have to sell anything to a woman who is not accompanied by a male relative, nor has her head covered… because to do otherwise would be against his religious beliefs… in a 7-11.

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  • [2] March 26, 2015 at 6:37pm

    So the state of Indiana can no longer prosecute a Muslim for murder when they commit an “honor” killing, as they are just practicing their faith.

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  • [2] March 19, 2015 at 12:20pm

    You know nothing about biology, do you? It’s not “penis + vagina = child”… it’s “semen + egg = child”

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  • March 19, 2015 at 12:10pm

    First, she wasn’t raised in a lesbian home… she was raised in a broken home… the divorce came first in her life. As a young child THAT is what affected her, and why she wanted her father, even her bad father, back in her life. Parents need to put their children first. Now maybe her mother did, because the dad “wasn’t a great guy”… but the relationship between father and daughter had already existed… you can’t undo that. It sounds, to me, that her mother was too caught up in herself than her child.

    After I divorced I made sure daddy/daughter time was just that. If I was dating someone, they stayed out of the time I had with my daughter. I was willing to let one into that time, but knowing that my daughter came first. None of them could handle that… they wanted any time about them, including time where my daughter was involved… sorry… not going to happen. I might still be single, but my relationship with my 20something daughter is great. NOW I can focus on a romantic relationship. When my daughter was growing up, my time was devoted to her. Too many people are not willing to sacrifice their own happiness for the sake of their children… THAT is where the problem is. And it honestly doesn’t matter if the person is gay or straight. I see it happen with both.

    However I still believe a gay couple can raise children successfully… especially by having people of both genders in the child(ren)s life.

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  • [4] February 26, 2015 at 12:26pm

    I don’t understand how the Spirit would be insulted by someone asking an honest question of someone more knowledgeable on the subject. Sounds like the same reasoning Muslims give when they go off when someone “insults” Mohammad… which is, of course, no reason at all.

  • [1] February 20, 2015 at 12:07am

    She wasn’t “targeted”… they were long time customers, who regularly bought flowers in her shop. They went to buy flowers in their regular flower shop for a special occasion and were turned away because of what the special occasion was.

  • [6] February 9, 2015 at 2:01pm

    I see Alabama is still following their long and proud tradition… seeing how they didn’t even bother to repeal their anti-miscegenation laws until 2000, when the US Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional in 1967.

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  • [-2] February 2, 2015 at 1:32pm

    They were willing to make the cake… just not include the wording. If the guy had actually quoted Scripture, I don’t think there would have been a problem… but he didn’t… even he admits that.

  • January 23, 2015 at 1:40pm

    So you’re saying the retailer — in this case a baker — has the right to know what the consumer is doing with the product they are purchasing? AND if the retailer does not agree with how the product is to be used, has the right to refuse to sell?

  • January 22, 2015 at 4:31pm

    Except for the fact that most wedding cakes do not have messages written on them. I’ve never been to a wedding where there was something written on the cake… most of them have floral or themed designs. But I’m sure there are people who do have things written on their wedding cakes.

  • January 22, 2015 at 4:26pm

    Here’s the difference between the 2 cases. This baker never refused to bake a cake. The baker did refuse to add offending images or wording to the cake in question, but DID offer the supplies so the buyer could add their own images and wording to the cake. In the other case, the baker refused to bake a cake because of where the cake was going to be displayed/used/eaten… this baker never did that. That’s a huge difference.

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  • [46] December 17, 2014 at 11:20am

    Oh please… I’m 6’6″… I have people all the time ask me to help them get things off top shelves… and not just at stores… sometimes at their own homes.

  • [-2] December 12, 2014 at 7:08pm

    Stock photos or not… PFOX put up two different photos of the same guy, then put words next to those photos to indicate that they are twins. It’s deceitful, and they have been caught attempting to deceive the public.

  • [22] December 12, 2014 at 3:19pm

    So a “christian” group uses false images to send message about their work…. isn’t that against one of the 10 commandments?? How can you trust anything they say if they so blatantly mislead people with false advertising?

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  • June 20, 2013 at 5:46pm

    These comments are interesting. I wonder how many people who are so against homosexuals are condemned by Christ’s own words by being remarried after a divorce for a reason other than death, abandonment, or infidelity?? (By the way, the person who abandons his/her spouse, or the one who was unfaithful, can not, Biblically, remarry.) Or how many have friends and/or family members in a sinful, according to the Bible, remarriage?? Do you also, with the same vim and vigor, also rebuke those sinful remarriages?? Both publicly and in their face?? Somehow I seriously doubt that you do.

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  • January 12, 2013 at 6:28pm

    Because of what? You’re quoting a verse that starts with “Because of this”… so I want to know because of what?? What happened PRIOR to those words that caused what happened AFTER?? Do you even know??

  • January 12, 2013 at 12:21pm

    The problem with you statement is that abomination and sin are not interchangeable terms. Abomination, as used in the Bible, is a cultural taboo. For example, according to the book of Exodus, it was an abomination to the Egyptians if they were to share a meal with the Hebrews. However, it was NOT an abomination to the Hebrews. Every place abomination appears in the Bible it is a cultural thing, not a sin.

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